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ROAMING THE RED PLANET: a geologist explores Mars presented by Dr. Becky Williams. Fri., April 13 at 7:00 PM It is the golden age of Mars exploration and NASA is formulating plans for future human missions! Hear from a science team member on NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity about the rover's payload and results since landing in Gale crater on August 5, 2012.

WISCONSIN ROCKS! Presented by John Mitchell, Director of "Cheeseheads" Documentary Thur., April 26 at 6:00 PM. After two decades away, a devoted Cheesehead returns to the place of his youth to discover if Wisconsin is still as amazing as he remembered it to be, and to search out the deeper meaning of what it means to be a Cheesehead. Reminisce the joys of Wisconsin with John while enjoying great Wisconsin snacks. Public Welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Great Decisions is the name of a program and a briefing book that are used to engage citizens in learning about the world. The Great Decisions Discussion Program is the oldest and largest grass-roots world affairs education program of its kind in the country. Each year, the Great Decisions editorial board selects eight of the most pressing global issues and regions that will be the focus of the briefing book, television programs, and online resources. Our group has selected four topics to discuss at the Dodgeville Public Library (lower level) on Fridays from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

Global Health (March 9) U.S. Global Engagement & the Military (March 23) Media & Foreign Policy (April 6) Russia's Foreign Policy (April 20)

Materials from the Foreign Policy Association are available at the Library prior to each session or order your own at the Foreign Policy Association Supplementary resources (books / DVDs) are available to be checked out from the library on each selected topic. The "Great Decisions" series is co-sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library & the Iowa County Citizens for Peace and Justice. Pre-Registration is required. Programs are free.

Great Decisions Handout

For more information contact Vickie at 608-935-3728 or via email at

Meet Libby

From the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium

Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks?

You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. Libby is a NEW, fresh and easy way to borrow and read from your library.

Learn more and get the app for your phone or tablet here: Meet Libby!



DPL's Adult Book Club Our adult book club reads a variety of fiction and nonfiction. We meet year-round on the third Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Our February book read is a bit different this month with the club sharing a book that has meant something special to them in their life - past or present. We meet on February 21st at 6:30 pm here at the library. Our March book read is "The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend" by Katarina Bivald. In April we will be discussing our next book, "Lilac Girls" by Martha Hall Kelly. Book Club is great fun and we welcome anyone who would like to join us at any time.


The Dodgeville Public Library has great new juvenile materials that were purchased with the 2017 Kiwanis Club Adopt a Book program. This year the library was able to purchase thirty five titles with the $450.17 donated funds. The Adopt a Book program was created to help the library and honor the weekly speaker. The 2017 United Fund of Iowa County donated $850.00 for the children's department. Materials purchased included: items to encourage creative scientific play and learning, twenty four print titles to support the Build a Better World summer programs and sixteen print titles to enrich the bilingual collection and programming. Materials will be on display during the month of December 2017. Adopt a Book Program flyer

Taking time for yourself is important! Mug Club for the Caregiver is a support group which provides an environment for those who are caring for a loved one, to share information and gain support from others who are in a similar situation. As caregivers, we share our experiences to help one another. Please join us once a month! Click here for more information! Caregiver Support Flyer

weatherthestorm.JPGU.S. Public Libraries Weather the Storm Public libraries continue to transform lives by providing critical services and innovative solutions to technology access, in spite of years' worth of cumulative budget cuts. Libraries are part of the solution for those in search of the digital connection and skills required by today's competitive global marketplace. However, unless strategic investments in U.S. public libraries are broadened and secured, libraries will not be able to continue to provide the innovative and critical services their communities need and demand.

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Ongoing Events

All events at the Dodgeville Public Library are FREE and open to the public. Pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact the Library at 935-3728.

Drop-In Storytime Storytime will be on Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. Please note for Thursday mornings in January and August, there will not be a normal Storytime. We will offer activities and a project and a chance to check out great books! This program is sponsored by the Dodgeville Public Library and a volunteer. Programs are executed by a library staff member and a library volunteer.

January - Drop-in activities
February through July - Drop-in Storytime
August - Drop-in activities
September through December - Drop-in Storytime

More ongoing Children's programs are in the Kids Korner.

If you have any questions, please contact Children's Librarian, Carol Gleichauf at or 608-935-3728 ext. 3.

When inclement weather occurs listen to WDMP (99.3 FM) radio station. If the Dodgeville School District closes or delays two hours or more, children's programs will be cancelled.

bookstack1.jpgOutreach to Senior Citizens in Assisted Living and Nursing Home Facilities Volunteers deliver books to Sienna Crest, Upland Hills and Stonefield every other Wednesday.

Genealogy Group (Family History) meets the 3rd Monday of each month. Facilitated by Eileen Arndt, well-known, local genealogist. Bring your genealogy questions and share your knowledge with other researchers.

Third Wednesday Book Club This adult group meets to discuss fiction and nonfiction works, focusing on a new title each month. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.

Teen Book Club meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. for fun conversation and pizza.

Library Hours

The library is located at the corners of Iowa and Fountain Streets in historic downtown Dodgeville.

                      '''Vickie Stangel, Library Director

Dodgeville Public Library
139 South Iowa Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533

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